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Spider Veins in Leg

Spider veins are medically known as telangiectasia these are usually fine thread-like blue or red veins that can appear anywhere in the body but are commonly seen on the leg, ankles, face, chest, and abdomen, closer to the surface of your skin. On the legs, they are commonly seen on the outer (lateral) thigh and upper one-third of the calf.

These are usually associated or fed by larger blue veins called reticular veins which lie deeper in the skin compared to spider veins. These are very tiny veins, measuring less than 1 mm.

Treatment of spider veins in leg depends on the cause. If the cause is underlying varicose veins, then the underlying cause should be treated first otherwise the treatment will be unsuccessful.

Dr. Yazdani is one of the few female phlebologists who is professionally trained by Doctors from Australia and abroad on minimally invasive treatment procedures.

If there is no link to an underlying bigger vein then the best treatment is direct vision sclerotherapy. The treated spider vein can look darker post-treatment until the body absorbs it. They become more common as people get older and they're especially common in people aged over their 30s and pregnant women.

These veins can cover a very small or a very large amount of skin. Anywhere from your crotch to your ankle, the backs of your calves on the inside of your thighs. During pregnancy, in your vaginal area or around your anus.

Causes of Spider Veins:

Blood collects in veins on the skin's surface, causing spider veins. Your genetic history, obesity, trauma, and hormonal variations can all contribute to them. The exact cause of many cases is unknown. In general causes of this veins condition is usually trauma, sun damage, underlying varicose veins, pregnancies, hormonal changes, and genetic.

Signs & Symptoms of Spider Veins:

Spider veins are generally aesthetic and won’t cause symptoms unless there is an underlying varicose vein that causes them, So, if you have Varicose Veins accompanied with Spider veins the symptoms can be as follows.

  • An achy or heavy feeling in your legs.
  • Burning, throbbing, muscle cramping, and swelling in your lower legs.
  • Worsened pain after sitting or standing for a long time.
  • Itching around one or more of your veins.
  • Skin discoloration around a varicose vein

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Spider veins in legs are small, dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin that appear as red or blue lines. They often result from weakened valves in the veins, causing blood to pool and the veins to become visible. Factors such as genetics, hormonal changes, and prolonged standing or sitting can contribute to their development.

If you notice the appearance of small, twisted veins on your legs, especially if they are accompanied by symptoms like pain, itching, or discomfort, you may have a spider vein problem. Consulting with a healthcare professional, such as a spider vein doctor, can help in accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

It is advisable to see a spider vein doctor if you experience persistent symptoms like pain, swelling, or if the appearance of spider veins is causing cosmetic concerns. Additionally, if you have a family history of vein issues or if you are at risk due to factors like age or hormonal changes, seeking professional evaluation is recommended.

Spider vein treatment options include sclerotherapy, laser therapy, and in some cases, surgical procedures. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution into the veins to close them, while laser therapy uses focused light to eliminate spider veins. The choice of treatment depends on the severity of the condition, and a spider vein doctor can recommend the most suitable option based on individual circumstances.

Spider vein treatments are generally effective in reducing or eliminating the appearance of spider veins. The effectiveness may vary depending on the chosen treatment method and individual response. While some treatments may require minimal downtime, it is essential to follow post-procedure care instructions provided by the spider vein doctor to achieve the best results and minimize any potential side effects.

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